Dan Rosen

  1. Australia’s Record Biz Suffers Double-Digit Drop In Digital ‘Transition’ Year

    February 27, 2014 8:00 AM EST Australia’s recorded music market suffered a double-digit slump in 2013 as digital finally replaced the CD as the top format, new data reveals.  Annual recorded music revenue in 2013 declined by 11.6% to Australian $351.6 million ($313 million), a ...

  2. Australian Gov't Considering ‘Graduated Response’, Commits to Overhaul of Copyright Act

    February 18, 2014 1:18 AM EST Australia is edging toward a “graduated response” system after the attorney-general declared his country’s government would consider such measures to help curb online piracy.  George Brandis, who serves in the dual role of attorney-general and min ...

  3. Australia’s PPCA Reports Double-Digit Rise in Distributions

    January 17, 2014 5:21 AM EST Australia's PPCA has had another record year. The neighboring rights collecting society said it had distributed a record sum of Australian $33.6 million ($29.5 million) to its member labels and recording artists for the 2012/2013 financial ye ...

  4. International Stars Get Shirty With Aussies in ARIA Awards Campaign

    November 27, 2013 9:38 PM EST Swapping shirts at the end of the match is a time-honored tradition in some sports. The Aussie music business is taking a slightly different approach to the same theme.   The Australian affiliate of advertising agency Droga5 is behind a multi-medi ...

  5. ARIA Awards Confirm Date, Venue

    September 19, 2013 3:01 AM EDT The Australia record industry’s 27th ARIA Awards will take place Dec. 1 at a new venue, the Event Centre in Sydney’s The Star. The parties kick off earlier with the “ARIA Week” of gigs and masterclasses, all of which serve as entrees for the mai ...

  6. Australia's High Court Decides Commercial Radio Should Pay for Internet Simulcasts

    August 15, 2013 11:56 PM EDT Australia's commerical radio stations who streamed music via online simulcasts should pay a separate license fee, the country’s High Court has decided. In doing so, the court has drawn a line under a legal battle which has rumbled on for mo ...

  7. Australia's PPCA Loses Court Battle Over Radio Royalty Rates

    March 28, 2012 10:36 AM EDT Collecting society the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA) has failed in its High Court challenge to remove a long-standing cap which limits to 1% the royalty rate commercial radio pays to play its recordings. The full bench of th ...

  8. Australian Recorded Music Market Down Slightly in 2011, Digital Surges

    February 29, 2012 7:36 AM EST Australia's digital music market is providing a huge shot in the arm to the country's recorded music industry, but the boost provided by new technologies and formats wasn't enough to spark the market into growth, new trade figures r ...

  9. Australian Commercial Radio Wins Simulcast Suit Against PPCA

    February 23, 2012 10:34 AM EST Australia's commercial radio stations won't have to pay out extra royalties for online "simulcasting" of recorded music following an important ruling last week from the country's Federal Court. Recording companies' co ...